January 2010

Down and Out in Paris and London

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 5:30pm

Down and Out in Paris and London

As a member of the urban poor living in two world-class cities, George Orwell wrote Down and Out in Paris and London, a classic thinly fictionalized memoir prior to his rise to prominence as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm. Join the dialogue on this glimpse into the life of the downtrodden amongst aristocrats.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Gene Hammond, English Professor, SUNY-Stonybrook, Director of Writing

Monday Night Philosophy starts 2010 on an ironic tone, featuring a lecture, followed by a dialogue and then an open discussion, of Jonathan Swift's ideas. The master of satire showed how irony speaks louder and involves the reader more than other forms of prose, shown most famously in A Modest Proposal. Read more »